Jelenia Góra is a beautifully situated town located in the Jeleniogórska Valley among the hills, which are mostly covered with coniferous forests. The beginnings of the history of Jelenia Góra begin in the twelfth century in the times of Bolesław Krzywousty, who according to legend, enchanted by the area during the hunt, founded a Slavic stronghold. From these times, the Jelenia Góra fortified settlement located on one of the city's viewpoints - Mount Bolesław Krzywousty, where there is also an observation tower.
Today, the most beautiful part of the city is its charming and renovated center with the Town Hall in the classical style and the surrounding tenement houses. Since 1973, regularly on the last weekend of September, the Old-fashioned and Singularity Fair takes place at Jelenia Góra's Town Hall Square. This is one of the largest events of this type in Poland, which by its fame attracts collectors from Germany and the Czech Republic. Jelenia Góra, as a nearly 100,000-strong city, is an important cultural center of the region, where concerts take place, including Lower Silesian Philharmonic. In the city, apart from the buildings located at the market square, there are many other ones that, thanks to their architecture, are known all over Poland. Thanks to the German history of Lower Silesia, there are many Renaissance and Baroque palaces of industrial magnates as well as well-preserved churches from almost all periods in architecture.
From Jelenia Góra, you can walk along wooded paths to the Chojnik Castle located on the hill of the same name. The mighty stronghold, whose origins date back to the 14th century, never gave in to the invasions of the army, but it was overcome by a great fire. Today, the castle has a hostel and a viewpoint. In the summer, knights' shows are prepared for visitors, and those willing can shoot from the crossbow or get acquainted with the medieval knight's equipment. Jelenia Góra is also a great starting point to Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba, close to important ski resorts and hiking. Wonderful architecture, rich history and proximity to the Karkonosze National Park means that Jelenia Góra attracts tourists all year round, leaving you unsatisfied every time.